Alzheimer’s disease is not just about memory loss. Certainly, it is a common symptom and often the first noticed by those around you, but it is important to remain vigilant in the face of other signals that can announce the disease.

Here are some signs that should alert you!

Cognitive difficulties

Language disorders

  • Difficulty finding words,
  • Use of approximate or invented words,
  • Inability to follow a conversation.

Reasoning and decision-making disorders

  • Poor appreciation of time and distances,
  • Difficulty planning and organizing,
  • Impaired judgment.

Loss of motivation and interest

  • Apathy and indifference,
  • Abandonment of activities once enjoyed,
  • Isolement social.

Behavioral and personality disorders

Mood changes

  • Irritability and aggressiveness,
  • Anxiety and depression,
  • Euphoria or indifference.

Sleeping troubles

  • Insomnia or hypersomnie,
  • Reversal of the sleep-wake cycle.

Loss of inhibition

  • Inappropriate behavior,
  • Foul language.

Autonomy loss

  • Need help with daily tasks,
  • Inability to dress or wash alone,
  • Loss of the notion of danger.

Disorientation and loss of bearings

  • Getting lost in familiar places,
  • Forgetting important appointments or events,
  • Having difficulty finding your way in time,
  • Not recognizing loved ones.

It is important to consult a doctor if you notice several of these signs in yourself or in a loved one. Early diagnosis makes it possible to implement appropriate treatment and monitoring, and to improve the quality of life of the sick person.

Remember that the Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disease, there is no cure to date. However, research is advancing and new treatments are being developed.

In conclusion, it is important to stay informed and vigilant when it comes to Alzheimer’s disease. By knowing the warning signs, you can act quickly and help your loved ones get the best support possible.

Anya El Hamdaoui

Editor

May 22, 2024, at 3:46 p.m.

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